President Truman to the Secretary of State

Dear Mr. Secretary: In Judge Rosenman’s report on civilian supplies for the liberated countries of Northwest Europe, I have noted reference to the practical difficulties encountered by our Army in the field in attempting to carry out the agreement reached at Yalta with the U.S.S.R. with respect to the feeding and care of Russian civilians uncovered in Germany.63

I would appreciate it if you would instruct the appropriate officer in the Department to discuss this matter with the appropriate officers in the War Department with a view to determining what action, if any, we should take.

Very sincerely yours,

Harry S. Truman
  1. Agreement between the United States and the Soviet Union concerning liberated prisoners of war and civilians, signed at Yalta, February 11, 1945, Conferences at Malta and Yalta, p. 985.